Frosted Banana Bars

I got an e-mail from for Frosted Banana Bars and they looked really good. Might have to make this… the banana are turning a nice shade of brown.

Frosted Banana Bars


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana.
Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting.
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“Count On Me”

Song of the week — “Count On Me” (1978) by Jefferson Starship.



Here are the lyrics to the song, so you can sing it at loud in your hairbrush.

Precious love
I’ll give it to you
Blue as the sky and deep in the
Eyes of a love so true
Beautiful face
You make me feel
Light on the stairs
And lost in the air of a love so real

And you can count on me
Count on my love
Count on me
Count on my love to see you through

Emerald eyes and China perfume
Caught in the wheel and lost in
The feel of a love so soon
Ruby lips
You make my song
Into the night and saved by the light
Of a love so strong

And you can count on me
Count on my love, baby
Count on me
Count on my love to see you through

Oooh, you can count on me, girl
You can count on my love

Precious love
I’ll give it to you
Blue as the sky and deep in the
Eyes of a love so true
Beautiful face
You make me feel
Light on the stairs
And lost in the air of a love so real

And you can count on me
Count on my love
Count on me
Count on my love to see you through

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Note to self — don’t watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern when you are hungry or just ate.

It never fails, when I’m hungry or just ate, this show is on. Now I can watch medical shows and not be effected by them. But there is something about this show that makes me a little queasy. And even though this show has this effect on me, I still watch it.

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Bizarre Foods focuses on regional cuisine from around the world which is typically perceived by Americans as being gross, unique, or, of course, bizarre. In each episode, Zimmern focuses on the cuisine of a particular country or region. He typically shows how the food is procured, where it is served, and, usually without hesitation, eats it. (From

The show has been on since 2006 and here are some of the things that Andrew Zinmern has eaten:

I don’t care what anyone says, not everything is better deep-fried!! But on a recent show from Arizona, Andrew ate a deep-fried marshmellow pie and deep-fried bacon from the country fair that looked good!!

DWTS — The Results

Well, Dancing with the Stars was full of interesting tonight. Here are my two cents:

Chaz Bono  and Lacey Schwimmer are safe?? Not too sure about that. They must have a lot of fans voting for them, Now if only Cher would show up to see them dance.

I’m so glad that Tristan MacManus, I mean, Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus made it to next week. You all know how I feel about Tristan!!

I can’t believe that David Arquette and Kym Johnson were two of the pairs on the bottom.

Elisabetta Canalis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy it was a matter of time before they would be voted off. There was something about her that was kind of hinky. I read a friend post on Facebook and they did not have very nice things to say about her.

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy

Will see what next week’s show brings. Still not 100% on who I really want to win.


Here is another song that gets on my nerves whenever I hear the song on the radio. But never fear, I do have it on my iPod. Because you know whoever dies with the most songs on their iPods… WINS!!

Physical” (1981) by Olivia Newton-John.

"Physical" by Olivia Newton-John

Physical” is a song by the Australian pop singer named Olivia Newton-John, released in September 1981. The song was an immediate success, shipping 2 million copies in the United States, being certified Platinum, and spending 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, ultimately becoming Newton-John’s biggest American hit. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and won the Billboard Award for Top Pop Single. “Physical” is one of the most popular songs of the 80’s. (From

Oh, dear Lord, this is one song that I woulod not have wanted to see people dance to at high school dances or at the “disco”.

I don’t think I ever liked this song. And watching the video… ugggh! OK, I will admit to wearing a headband when I played sports in high school. But otther than that, there is nothing about this song that I like.

But, you know me, I have to have it on my iPod — just in case there is a contest where they ask for this song, like “Let’s Make A Deal”!

DWTS — Part 2

In  earlier post, I mentioned something about ABC showing two screens of the audience just sitting there while Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus.

Well, here is what happened:

Nancy Grace Has Nip Slip on Dancing with the Stars


Nancy Grace had a nip slip! 

On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, the 51-year-old HLN host had a major wardrobe malfunction. After ABC quickly cut away to a static shot of the audience, Grace readjusted her dress and buried her face in partner Tristan MacManus’ shoulder.

“On the European version that would be perfectly fine,” Tom Bergeron joked.

But the judges were able to see past the partial nudity and appreciate Grace’s performance. “How refreshing,” Len Goodman said. “That was a proper quickstep. Well done!”

“Nancy, vivacious, alive, and confident,” Bruno Tonioli gushed. “It was a bit top-heavy at times, my darling. And I got an eyeful! I couldn’t miss that. But it really is great to see you taking over the dance floor and performing.”

Carrie Ann Inaba agreed, praising Grace for her “improvement” from the previous week. “You guys are making an incredible team.”

So did Grace’s nip slip affect her final scores? Seemingly not! She earned a 6 from Inaba, an 8 from Goodman, and a 7 from Tonioli, making her total score 21 out of 30 points.

The night’s top-scorer was Ricki Lake, who earned 23 out of 30 points, while Chaz Bono was at the bottom of the leader board, earning 17 out of 30 points.

Tell Us: What did you think of Nancy’s wardrobe malfunction?

I am so glad that ABC did show the static shot of the audience. I don’t think my eyes could have handle that wardrobe malfunction! Now if a wardrobe malfunction happened to Tristan — hubba hubba!!


DWTS — Week 2

Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 13) is on and I’m ready to see what happens on tonight’s show. Warning — I’m trying to blog and post at the same time here. (Not as easy for some people — me).

Best pair of the night:

I am going to pick Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus. Only because I ❤ Tristan!!

Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus (Picture from

Whoa, they really need to go home:

As much I wanted Chaz Bono  and Lacey Schwimmer last longer on the show (to show the small minded people that he belongs on the show and the chance to see Cher in the audience), this might be the week they leave the show.

Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer (Picture from

Surprise of the week:

No one pair stood out as the best of the night. Some pairs did better than last week, but no on hit it out of the field.

Ricki Lake  and Derek Hough, their Jive was really interesting??

Best songs of the night:

Side note:

I think I liked the songs better than the dances this week.

Best quote from the show — Chynna Phillips, “I’m just going to start cursing, sorry, Jesus, I have to curse.

Is this the second week were Tony Dovolani kept his shirt on?? LOL

ABC showed two screens of the audience during Nancy and Tristan’s dance. They were just sitting there, not clapping or anything, What was that about? Really people, if you don’t like a “star”, get over yourself. How important do you think you are that you can judge someone, that you don’t even know personally?? I just don’t understand HATERS??!! (Sorry, usually don’t like calling out people on their stupidity!)



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